being operated within 300 feet of a commercial dock or marina shall be operated
at a "slow, no-wake speed" unless otherwise marked and approved under Rule
or a specific rule and regulation.
measurement shall be made from the last structure associated with the dock or
marina except as noted above.
For this rule, a commercial marina is defined as any permanent facility
accessible by boat which:
1. Offers goods or
services to the general public in exchange for currency or other
2. Has a valid
business license, if required, and a Tennessee Tax Identification
3. Is permitted by the U.S.
Corps of Engineers, and the Tennessee Valley Authority if applicable, as a
commercial boat dock or marina.
No person shall operate or use any
vessel, within the area designated and appropriately marked as a hazardous
area, below any dam and/or lock unless each person aboard is wearing a U.S.
Coast Guard approved wearable flotation device in accordance with the approval
(a) This regulation is not intended to
affect regulations promulgated by other governmental agencies, federal or
state, related to activities that may or may not be conducted within said
Vessels being operated within 300 yards of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Agency access ramp on Indian Creek will be operated at a "Slow-No Wake"
(4) Vessels being operated
on Deer Creek located at River Mile 125 on Kentucky Lake shall operate at a
"Slow-No Wake" speed within the embayment area.
(5) Water skiing is prohibited on Great Falls
Reservoir in the Rock River Embayment from its mouth upstream to Blanks
(6) Vessels being operated
on Crooked Creek located at River Mile 121.5 on Kentucky Lake shall operate at
a "Slow-No Wake" speed from the mouth of the Tennessee River to the Crooked
(7) Vessels being
operated within the buoyed area in Eagle Creek located at river mile 1 on the
Big Sandy River, from a point east of Big Eagle picnic area, west to the west
boundary of Buchanan's boat dock, shall operate at a "Slow-No Wake"
(8) Vessels on Reelfoot Lake
are prohibited from the Highway 21 Bridge, in Lake County, south to the new
Reelfoot Lake spillway, as marked by signs.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
certified May 8, 1974. Amendment filed November 20, 1975; effective December
20, 1975. Amendment filed November 4, 1976; effective December 4, 1976.
Amendment filed June 8, 1977; effective July 8, 1977. Amendment filed February
6, 1978; effective March 8, 1978. Amendment filed April 20, 1988; effective
June 4, 1988. Amendment filed June 8, 1989; effective July 23, 1989. Amendment
filed October 4, 1989; effective November 18, 1989. Amendment filed January 28,
2002; effective April 13, 2002. Amendment filed April 26, 2004; effective July
10, 2004. Amendment filed April 26, 2013; effective July 25, 2013. Amendment
filed March 16, 2017; effective June 14, 2017. Amendments filed October 1,
2018; effective 12/30/2018.
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